Over the past six decades, there have been rapid developments in technology and marine operations. These have brought about significant changes in maritime education and training. Six decades ago, maritime education and training was a relatively straightforward process.
Issue advocacy is the heart and soul of what a trade association does. A good trade association effectively promotes policies and programs which are beneficial to its members' interests, and it protects and defends its members from governmental initiatives which are harmful or senseless.
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Courtney A. Benson, former manager of Peterson Maritime Services, Inc. in Houston, has been appointed manager of the company's newly organized Hazardous Materials Division in New Orleans. William L. Thomas, assistant to Mr. Benson, has been named
Precision Control Inc., Walled Lake, Mich., is offering a free brochure which details its new watersaving model MVT 100 Foot-Operated Vacuum Flush Toilet. According to the company literature, the Precision Control footoperated vacuum flush toilet
President John F. Sullivan Jr. of Bath Iron Works announced that the shipyard was awarded a contract of approximately $142 million to build two tankers, with a potential for additional ships, by the Falcon I Sea Transport Company of Houston. The contract, signed recently in Washington, D.
Increases of as much as threefold in the cost of marine liability insurance faced owners of tankers trading to the U.S. at the recent renewal of most protection and indemnity covers. In the wake of the Exxon Valdez disaster, increases required
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta named Rear Admiral Richard E. Bennis, USCG, (ret.) as the Associate Under Secretary of Transportation for Maritime and Land Security at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Admiral Bennis,
The number of vessels in American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) classification has climbed to a record total, William N. Johnston, the chairman and president, reported at the semiannual meeting of the international ship classification society. ABS classed 388 new vessels of 3,
To comply with pollution restrictions that go into effect in 1995, several electric utilities and industrial power plants along the Great Lakes are considering using low-sulfur Western coal, which would mean a big surge of business on the Great Lakes.